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Intrarectal Instillation of Dilute Formalin to Control Hemorrhagic Proctitis

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology

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Description:

Hemorrhagic proctitis may complicate radiation therapy of pelvic tumors. Infusion of a dilute formalin solution can control hemorrhagic proctitis but may be associated with life-threatening complications if not used properly. Alternative therapy is preferred but occasionally this is used when other therapies have failed or are not available.

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